At first we were all bad players – me, you, the guy who last night won all that money, and all those who in their lives have won the World Series of Poker. We were all a bit ‘worth. There was a time when Beckham could not pull the punishment, Lance Armstrong did not know cycling and Kobe Bryant could not crush. They too were beginners, and guess what ‘? They were not good. Indeed, they were bad. Innate talent? Yes, definitely have been blessed with a talent, but all of them had to work hard and to work hard to refine it.
So do not complain of your current level as a poker player. You can improve and get better, if you are willing to learn. Every good poker player found himself in front of you in your situation, and then improved. Surely some have achieved its objectives before the others, and some have progressed to lightning, others in small steps, one after the other, up to the goal.
You too can do the same thing. You have an innate potential as a poker player, and if you play – and win – is important, you will have to build yourself a base to help you realize your full potential as quickly as possible. All those who have progressed from novice to laborers, experts in superstars have one thing in common. They have built solid foundations, foundations that have enabled them to spread their wings and fly. If you are still struggling with the foundation, you can be ready to fly. Once you have settled into your consciousness the basis of player, so that they can perform instinctively, then, and only then, you might think to get away from the basics to improve further.
When you see an expert make a move that you consider to be a mistake as an amateur, think about this: surely the rules from the manual knows like the back of his hand. Why, then, did it? Might have gone haywire, but is more likely to be changing the rules to get around someone. His reading of the situation – players, action, card, game’s plot – has convinced him that the move was the best. It has a solid technical basis so they can afford to use a different move, based on its assessment of the situation. You will never be sure that your move is the best possible, until you get familiar with the basics. In fact, most of the time you will make a wrong move, or at least a move with less chance of success than to play by the book.